Health Center Funding is Renewed for Two Years
In the early hours of February 9th, 2018, the Senate and House passed a budget deal which includes two years of funding for Community Health Centers, teaching health centers, and the National Health Service Corps programs which has been signed by the President. The deal includes $90 billion for disaster relieve, $6 billion to address the opioid crisis, an additional four-year extension for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and more than $7 billion for Community Health Centers.
On behalf of NACHC, AACHC, and the 27 million health center patients across the country, we thank each an every one of you who took the time over the past few months to make calls, send emails and post on social media to our elected officials to urge them to fix the health center funding cliff. We appreciate your time and hope you now take time to celebrate this victory!